Black Women In Leadership Award

The Black Women in Leadership award honours a Black woman that is doing great things in their community. We are astonished by the phenomenal initiatives and businesses that Black women are launching globally. This award is to honor those often unsung heroes, and to commend them for their efforts. All Black women and non-binary folk are eligible for nomination.


Applications for the next year’s award will be announced in 2022. 


Winner 2021:

Chanel Taylor


Chanel Taylor is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B.A. in public relations and minors in journalism and political science. She currently attends the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. In 2020, Chanel co-founded the Detroit Benevolence Society, an organization that works to alleviate poverty through providing community resources. The organization provided families with over 700,000 free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is the co-host of Pretty Political Podcast and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Chanel is passionate about serving others and advocating for marginalized communities. In her free time Chanel enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading and writing.

Black LGBTQ+ Annual Funding

Every June, in celebration of Pride Month, we launch a microgrant to support Black LGBTQ+ women and non-binary folk. This grant is to aid in developing ideas, budding businesses, creative endeavours and community development projects that folks may have. The recipient of the microgrant receives a monetary award. This amount varies annually depending on donations. If you would like to support this initiative, please click on the donate button.


Applications for the next round of funding open June 1, 2022.

Winner 2021: 

Black Girl Collective


Black Girl Collective is a registered non-profit organization located in Vancouver BC. Their aim is to hold space and advocate for the joy and visibility for self-identifying Black Women (cis, transgender, femme, non-binary, two spirit and marginalized individuals) through fun and inclusive social events, supporting local Black owned businesses, community education and so much more. Congratulations to them and our other participants who were successful in creating similar authentic spaces for diversity and community.